The gods of metal IRON MAIDEN, the fresh platinum-refined RAMMSTEIN and the godfather of punk IGGY POP have already been won over for the second edition of ROCK IN VIENNA 2016 – just like the devilish cellists of APOCALYPTICA, the electro metal-institution PAIN, the NDH-advocates EISBRECHER, best band in Germany poll-winners POWERWOLF as well as cult metal act KREATOR, the Swedish Rockers of GRAVEYARD or the alternative stars MANDO DIAO.
In the meantime, the line-up for the best and hardest festival which Vienna´s Danube Island has ever experienced had been successfully extended: For one, the thrash titans of SLAYER from sunny California will let chains rattle and blood rain. From the opposite coast ANTHRAX, another part of the Big 4 will conquer the stage on Friday. Our Sunday is getting massive reinforcement: SHINEDOWN will present their new album “Treat to survival”, suspense is awaited with the masters of darkness from GHOST. Young and hungry are THE WILD LIES as well as THE RAVEN AGE who are currently considered some of the hottest irons in the London music scene. Exceptional guitarist Mark TREMONTI and his folks are coming from Detroit to show where metallic riff- and fingerstyle rule supreme. And last but not least the French force of nature called GOJIRA will sweep over the Island.
From the 3rd to the 5th of June 2016, the gates to Vienna´s biggest and best Rock- and Metal Open Air ROCK IN VIENNA will be opened again. The proven concept of both stages, played alternately instead of simultaneously, will be upheld as well as the top-equipped sanitary facilities and the extensive choice of bars and catering.